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Happy Joe's Taco Pizza (An Iowa Classic)


  • 1 dough ball (gluten-free if you're avoiding gluten)
  • ½ cup refried beans (it's best to find the smooth kind)
  • ¼ cup Taco Sauce (this isn't salsa)
  • ¼ cup pizza sauce
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • colby jack cheese, shredded
  • shredded lettuce
  • chopped tomatoes
  • taco Doritos (or any cheesy nacho chip)


  • Preheat oven to 425 deg F
  • Brown the ground beef, drain fat.
  • Add taco seasoning, along with 3/4 cup water.
  • When it is cooked through, remove from heat and let cool slightly. (I only used only part of the meat for my pizza. I like to refrigerate the rest for taco salads during the week)
  • Stretch your crust until they are the desired thinness
  • Mix taco sauce, refried beans, and pizza sauce together.
  • Spread over the crust
  • Top with mozzarella, then taco meat, and Colby Jack.
  • Bake until cheese is bubbly and crust is golden (about 10-15 minutes)
  • Let sit for a few minutes to allow the cheese to set.
  • Then cover the pie with lettuce, tomatoes and cheesy nacho chips (crush them up).
  • Serve with additional taco sauce and sour cream